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Man charged with 1995 murder is back in jail

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - A man charged in a 1995 Washington County murder case was back in court Friday. Scott Hickman is back in jail for violating bond orders and tampering with his monitoring device, according to Chief Deputy Mark Warden. Hickman was indicted on four counts of aggravated murder...
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Police looking for man that escaped from Marietta Memorial Hospital Belpre campus

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ohio (WTAP) - The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man they say escaped from Marietta Memorial Hospital’s Belpre campus. Travis Williams ran off before getting a psych evaluation. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office drone team, Belpre Police and a police dog are looking around 1850 State Route 618 to try and find him.
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Wood County real estate transfers

PARKERSBURG — The following property transfers occurred in Wood County between July 25-29: * Cathy Asar and Mathew Sweeny executor of the estate of Robert Asar to M & J Enterprises of Marietta LLC, all interest tract 1.89 acres and tract 14.69 WV St Rt #14 and all interest 60th St less exception, Williams District, $650,000.
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BREAKING: Parkersburg Memorial Bridge closed indefinitely

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - According to a news release from the Parkersburg Bridge Partners, the Parkersburg Memorial Bridge is closed indefinitely due to continued traffic law violations. The bridge will be closed going in both directions. The release stated, “Our priority is the safety of our construction crew and the...
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Vienna road to close for water line work

VIENNA — River Road-First Avenue will be closed next week for the installation of a water line, the Vienna Utility Board said. The work will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday on River Road from 28th Street to 32nd Street.
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Drivers may experience delays as Parkersburg Homecoming comes to Downtown

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - This weekend is the Parkersburg Homecoming. If you are driving in the downtown area or plan to watch any of the events you may experience some road closures or delays. The two day festival takes place primarily in the downtown area; however, Saturday’s events will be...
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Upcoming public meeting will tackle the future of historic Sumner School

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Sumner School was the first free school for black people south of the Mason Dixon line. It’s a part of Parkersburg’s history. Its future, however, is uncertain. That’s why the public is being invited to a meeting this weekend concerning what should be done with the building.
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Picture This: Little Miss and Little Mister Parkersburg Homecoming winners

PARKERSBURG — From left, Norah Grose, 6, daughter of Candice and Jeff Grose of Parkersburg, was crowned Little Miss Parkersburg Homecoming and Jordan Scott, son of Erin Scott of Parkersburg, was crowned Little Mr. Homecoming for 2022. The pageant was Aug. 7 at the Blennerhassett Hotel under Pageant Director Gina Moore. Homecoming is Friday and Saturday. (Photo Provided)
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West Virginia man asked teen about her body parts on Facebook

A West Virginia man was arrested after he asked a teen on Facebook messenger about her body parts. Parkersburg police say Martin Keith Bailey II, 47, of St. Mary’s, was arrested on the charge of soliciting a minor via computer. Bailey allegedly communicated via an electronic device with a person he believed to be a […]
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Wood Co. Schools is back open for a new school year

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - “First day of school, especially here at Wood County Schools, has been so exciting today,” says Wood County Schools superintendent, Christie Willis. “It’s been great to see the students arrive. Teachers are happy, principals have been out greeting students. The atmosphere here is just amazing.”
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Physician establishes scholarship in honor of grandfather’s legacy

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – George Gevas, M.D., delivered more than 10,000 babies over the span of his 40-year career as an obstetrician-gynecologist in. Parkersburg, West Virginia. He was known for his bedside manner and meticulous surgical skills. From an early age, he instilled patience and perseverance in his granddaughter, Mary...
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Easy Rider schedules buses for Parkersburg Homecoming

PARKERSBURG — Easy Rider will run shuttle buses Friday and Saturday for the Parkersburg Homecoming. The shuttle will run 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday from the Park Shopping Center and South Side Kmart parking lots. The drop off and pick up point...
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South boys’ soccer squad back with even bigger expectations

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg South boys soccer team switched gears with several rapid sessions during the offseason which put the focus on offense. Known for their prowess as a strong defensive team under coach Jamie Whitlatch, the program turned to Notre Dame College men’s soccer coach for an upgrade in their scoring attack. The camp covered two days and dealt primarily with working the final third of the field.
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Belpre City Schools students begin new year

BELPRE — Belpre City Schools kicked off the first day of its 2022-2023 staggered start on Thursday in a positive way, Superintendent Jeff Greenley said. Half of the district’s students began classes Thursday and the remainder will begin today as the district uses a staggered start to begin the school year.
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Law enforcement searching for man near Belpre, Little Hocking

BELPRE — Area law enforcement officers are searching for a male who escaped after being brought to Marietta Memorial Hospital’s Belpre campus for a mental health evaluation. Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks said the man, identified as Travis Williams, was brought to the campus by Meigs County authorities....
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Kroger claims immunity in West Virginia COVID vaccine suit

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTRF) — The Kroger Company Thursday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against them by the parents of a teenage boy who received an undiluted COVID-19 vaccine dose at a Parkersburg, West Virginia store. The company claims that federal and state laws make them immune from liability. The motion was filed […]
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Event times that have changed - Parkersburg Homecoming

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Parkersburg Homecoming will fill the area with festivities this weekend but, before you go, there are some schedule changes to be aware of. The fireworks show will now be at 10 PM Saturday and the boat parade will be at 8 PM. A Parkersburg Homecoming Committee...
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Culvert work to cause traffic delays

PARKERSBURG — Substantial delays are anticipated Winding Road about a mile from Red Hill Road between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. today for a culvert replacement. Flaggers will direct traffic. Inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances could change the schedule.
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Parkersburg South girls return with plenty of firepower ahead of 2022 soccer season

PARKERSBURG — Unlike in recent years when opponents could gameplan for one individual, Parkersburg South coach Ron Bucholtz feels as many as 11 to 12 girls are legitimate offensive threats for the upcoming high school girls soccer season. Samara Nunn is the only individual from last year’s roster who...
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More than $200k announced for NCWV housing authority

CHARLESTON, W.Va (WDTV) - A housing authority in north-central West Virginia will receive more than $200,000 to specifically support households that include a non-elderly person with disabilities. U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced a total of $221,419 in funding for two housing authorities. The Fairmont/Morgantown Housing Authority...
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